Few happenings fit the geek lifestyle as well as
live action role-playing games
, a sort of real-life, costumed version of Dungeons & Dragons. A major LARP event known as
is set for Aug. 21-23 at Ye Olde Commons camping ground in Charlton, Mass., but live action role play events are common throughout the United States and happen all summer long. The main idea, as explained by the LARP Alliance, is to play a character in a story-driven game. Play as human, dwarf or elf in live combat featuring safe weaponry such as foam swords and Nerf guns, or theatrical games that use "rock, paper, scissors" and cards to determine combat outcomes.
List of LARP groups and events.
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